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Oppermann London just recently launched a new line called "surfaces" which as the name implicates is centered around a duality of surfaces. Bags of the line features tumbled leather from Tärnsjö Garveri in Sweden and a smooth trim leather from Italy combined together resulting as sharp and understated look. 

With a softer leather, the bags are designed to show a more relaxed silhoutte and aesthics than the classics line of the company, but still to keep an elegant and business-oriented appearance. At the moment the Surfaces collection includes a briefcase and a compact weekend bag both in black color. All the products of the line are made in Italy.

As one who has been looking for a new weekender / duffle bag but haven’t found a one that would have been aesthetically pleasing enough but still decently priced I’m personally very much looking forward to check out this collection.

To see more about Oppermann, check out my earlier review about their “Goswell Briefcase” here.

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Couple of weeks ago I headed to Turku to see the guys @Herrainpukimo, have a little chat with them and most of all to check out their new made-to-measure suiting programme.

The guys have been offering mtm-shirts for a couple of years now (read more about the shirts here) and this summer they moved forward to offer suits, sport coats and other tailored mtm-clothing as well. 

More detailed post regarding the first steps of the process coming up during the weekend and final results later but first some pictures as a heads up and sneak peek.

As mentioned the shop is located in Turku but next week on Monday the guys are coming up to Helsinki for a “trunk show” and to take measurements - for more details check out their website and Facebook-page.

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Monochromatic blues from the archives…
Over 30°C outside and sitting in the office wearing shorts and a button-up with rolled-up sleeves today but this is actually what I was wearing precisely a year ago.
dresslikea:
24/07/2013 - weekly WIWT-round
Linen sport coat: Uniqlo Shirt: Hansen&Jacob Cotton slacks: Finealta
Tie: Al Bazar PS: Tie Bar Shoes: Alfred Sargent Monochromatic blues from the archives…
Over 30°C outside and sitting in the office wearing shorts and a button-up with rolled-up sleeves today but this is actually what I was wearing precisely a year ago.
dresslikea:
24/07/2013 - weekly WIWT-round
Linen sport coat: Uniqlo Shirt: Hansen&Jacob Cotton slacks: Finealta
Tie: Al Bazar PS: Tie Bar Shoes: Alfred Sargent Monochromatic blues from the archives…
Over 30°C outside and sitting in the office wearing shorts and a button-up with rolled-up sleeves today but this is actually what I was wearing precisely a year ago.
dresslikea:
24/07/2013 - weekly WIWT-round
Linen sport coat: Uniqlo Shirt: Hansen&Jacob Cotton slacks: Finealta
Tie: Al Bazar PS: Tie Bar Shoes: Alfred Sargent Monochromatic blues from the archives…
Over 30°C outside and sitting in the office wearing shorts and a button-up with rolled-up sleeves today but this is actually what I was wearing precisely a year ago.
dresslikea:
24/07/2013 - weekly WIWT-round
Linen sport coat: Uniqlo Shirt: Hansen&Jacob Cotton slacks: Finealta
Tie: Al Bazar PS: Tie Bar Shoes: Alfred Sargent

Monochromatic blues from the archives…

Over 30°C outside and sitting in the office wearing shorts and a button-up with rolled-up sleeves today but this is actually what I was wearing precisely a year ago.

dresslikea:

24/07/2013 - weekly WIWT-round

Linen sport coat: Uniqlo Shirt: Hansen&Jacob Cotton slacks: Finealta

Tie: Al Bazar PS: Tie Bar Shoes: Alfred Sargent

Since presenting their first collection at Pitti Uomo 84 in January 2013 Eidos Napoli has firmly been on the radar of every menswear enthusiastic. The second collection was at least as good and compelling as the first one and the third - collection for spring and summer 2015 - made no exception.

Eidos SS2015 - il cuore di pescatore

"This is Rome" and "Faces of Firenze" collections are now followed by a line that can be called as "The hear of Fisherman" - inspired by the little and beautiful island of Ischia, located a bit outside of Naples in Italy, that also has been called as the land of farmers and fishermen. The inspiration is shown all-around but goes as far as to the little details of cardigan pockets where the weave is made to resemble old fishing nets and printed maps of Ischia that can be seen not just in pocket squares but that are even printed in the shirts.

For next spring and summer Eidos and the head designer Antonio Ciongoli has again come up with a collection that’s relatively small but still covers pretty much every aspect of style - all the way from casual beach wear to business suits and finally formal attires.

The line overall combines classic Italian tailoring with a personal kind of casual elegance - high waisted trousers, side adjuster, one-piece collar polo-shirts, wide lapels and high gorge in the jackets are featured in garments of bright but still sober shades and colors such as navy, orange, army green, indigo and stone grey.

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To get the week properly started and go on with the Pitti reviews it’s time for some Isaia goodies.

SS15 - Coral bandana collection

Inspired by and dedicated to the Amalfi Coast and its rich and varied heritage. That’s what the spring and summer 2015 collection of Isaia is about. Color schemes for the season are taken directly from this UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts some of the world’s most beautiful panoramas.

Once again Isaia presents personal and unique designs & impeccable craftsmanship. The collection is as usual colorful and heavily patterned as one would expect of Isaia. In terms of colors there are blue, pink, some grey and yellowish that dominate the selection together with a bunch of turquoise and some green tones to bring in nice variation and accent. In addition various denim washes and indigo-dying has been used throughout the collection including both tailored garments and sports wear. Finally plaid and striped shirts are boldly combined with large plaid jackets and patterned ties. 

Basically it could be said that again Isaia does it as only Isaia can.

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Inspired by Mr.Porter
As Mr. Porter (euro site) started today their final sale (reductions up to 80%) here’s some pieces that are worth checking out. Some of them might already be sold out and some might be available in limited sizes only but there are definitely some very good deals going on. Especially that Aspesi field jacket for 120 euros is a steal.
Jacket: Aspesi Silk sweater: Ovadia&Sons Shirt: Orlebar Brown
Trousers: Ovadia&Sons (can be replaced with these Hartford ones)
Shoes: Common Projects Shades: Tod’s

Inspired by Mr.Porter

As Mr. Porter (euro site) started today their final sale (reductions up to 80%) here’s some pieces that are worth checking out. Some of them might already be sold out and some might be available in limited sizes only but there are definitely some very good deals going on. Especially that Aspesi field jacket for 120 euros is a steal.

Jacket: Aspesi Silk sweater: Ovadia&Sons Shirt: Orlebar Brown

Trousers: Ovadia&Sons (can be replaced with these Hartford ones)

Shoes: Common Projects Shades: Tod’s

For many Luigi Bianchi Mantova of Lubiam is not as well known as LBM1911-brand but the line’s collections for sure has the required characteristics to satisfy the needs of even a more demanding customer looking for pieces to fill one’s business-wardrobe.

Inspiration for the upcoming fall collection arises from 1960’s optical patterns featuring graphic macro checks, madras, micro designs, damier motifs and Prince of Wales-checks in different shades. The color scheme is kept restrained and earthy - making it easy to combine these pieces together. Double-breasted overcoats and suits featuring wool- and cashmere blends together with vests - offered both with matching suits or alone - top off the selection. One of the interesting choices in terms of materials is the intertwining of cotton and wool bouclé yarns that is used to produce a kind of multicolor 3D effect on suits and blazers.

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Danish Mismo has established a solid supporter base. And it has happened for a reason. For myself visiting the stand for not just see the collection but also to have a chat with Adam (the co-founder and owner of Mismo) is one of the routines during Pitti week.

The visit and collection for upcoming spring and summer did not disappoint, once again Mismo came up with an inspiring range featuring their popular basic pieces together with some seasonal and new innovations.

Full post and more pictures now @tyylit.fi

For more posts regarding Mismo - check here

imageFor the next season there were basically two new colors featured on the canvas bags - very strong & bright blue and the “rustic brown” pictured here. Especially the latter is a well-working choice.

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imageOne of the new models were the “suit carrier” that came both in canvas and distressed leather. This is something Mismo has been lacking. In addition to suits and shirts the side pocket gives room for a laptop or a pair of shoes for example.

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Bastong that I in the first place got familar at Pitti Uomo in January is a South Korean company, dedicated to making classic but casual daily outerwear with a philosophy that “Regardless of genre, ‘anything that’s well made does work”. 

The selection of the brand is small including basically 5 different jackets and in addition they make 1-2 new models differing from one season to another. The design of Bastong focuses on creating a clean look combined with high quality materials and construction. As they say by themselves - a good product with good care will last forever.

Collection for spring and summer ´15 is named and inspired by “Sahara desert”, including two different color schemes - a sand picturing the sand dunes and dark blue to portray the clear nights of the desert. For the season, in addition to the “original collection” there are couple of really nice additions, such as the classic rain mac. Trying to create personal interpretations of army inspired garments is not easy, but Bastong is one of the uncommon brands that succeeds in that task.

As with many Asian brands and products the availability in Europe (or in America) is not that good but check out their own web store in case you are interested. UK-based John Simons should also have Bastong jackets in their selection later in the fall.

For more pictures and some thoughts in Finnish - tyylit.fi

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imageWearing “All-Korean” - Jacket by Bastong and denim by Finealta.

Throwback Thursday part I 
These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 
As always - the devil is in the details.
The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.
SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden Throwback Thursday part I 
These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 
As always - the devil is in the details.
The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.
SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden

Throwback Thursday part I 

These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 

As always - the devil is in the details.

The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.

SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden